HOW TO MAKE AN ADVENT WREATH IN 4 EASY STEPS
Christmas is the most magical time of the year, it is a time for all of us to get together share and express our love for one another. It is also a time for “hygge” which is a Danish term which among other things describes the feeling you get when you are with your family in the holidays, relaxing sitting in your comfortable home with your loved ones and enjoying each other company.
One thing that can contribute to this mood of coziness is the ever dancing lights reflected around the room caused by the living yet subtle flame from candles. And what better way to display candles than in an advent wreath. Therefore, we have made a simple guide for you on how to make a beautiful advent wreath in just four steps.
The first step in any creative decision is to think about what you want to create, and what your creation should express. Here you should think about the materials you want for your advent wreath. We have chosen the “easy” way, and build our wreath around our handmade Vintagia Candlestick. It is advisable to use around 4-5 different materials for your wreath, this is a suitable number for the advent wreath not to be too simple or too much. Collect the pine, leaf, flower, etc. of your choosing. One of your decoration materials should be calm in its expiration as it will serve as base layer, here pine or soft pine is a good choice. Once you have collected your favorite decoration materials move on to the next step.
This step of how to make an advent wreath is quite simple. Once you have gathered the decoration materials for your wreath, cut them in suitable sizes to wrap around the base of the Vintagia Candlestick. Be careful not to cut them to small, as you then will have a harder time wrapping them. A good length for the pine or the other decoration material you have chosen for your base layer is around 7-10 cm, that way you have room to add the other decoration materials on top and still be able to see the best part of the pine.
The third step of how to make an advent wreath is to wrap your freshly cut branches of pine, leaf, flower, etc. around the Vintagia Candlestick. Place your bottom layer off the pine and wrap floristry wire 2-3 times around it. Alternatively, you can use fish line, but you would have a harder time making it tight, therefore we recommend floristry wire. Place your leaf or your other decorative material on top, possibly in small bundles of 3-5 pieces. Moove forward on the circle, place new pine and push the bottom edge underneath the top of your last branches, and continue this process until the metal from the candlestick is no longer visible.
Now your advent wreath is almost complete. The only thing left is to place the candles, we recommend our tall rustic white-colored candle with a hight of 28 cm and a burning time of 10 hours. The candle is produced with 100% paraffin wax, which is a mineral material with better properties than regular wax. Now all that is left is to enjoy your self-made beautiful advent wreath.